Albina Muratbekova

Albina Muratbekova

Junior Research fellow

Dr.Albina Muratbekova is a research fellow of the Eurasian Research Institute at H.A.Yassawi Kazakh Turkish International University. Albina holds a PhD degree in Oriental Studies from Al Farabi Kazakh National University. She was a Fellow of the EUCACIS PhD support programme, Fudan Fellow 2017, a visiting student of the Cambridge Central Asia Forum at the University of Cambridge along with being an exchange student at Lanzhou University. Previously, she had worked at the international departments of Narxoz and AlmaU universities on the implementation of the internationalization strategy of th

Staff's Publications


May 15, 2019

Silk Road of Steel: Central Asian Vector of South Korea’s Foreign Policy

South Korean president Moon Jae-in’s eight-day tour to Central Asia emphasized the special role of relations with the Central Asian countries. The visit to Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Kazakhstan on the way back from the US, on April 16-23, 2019, is expected to lead to new joint projects worth more than […]
May 6, 2019

Kyrgyzstan’s Regional Politics under Jeenbekov

In the past two years, regional cooperation in Central Asia has been undergoing significant changes due to the transformation of the political establishment in some of the regional countries. Kyrgyzstan, with its special place in the region, the so-called “democratic island” of Central Asia, has also influenced this trend.  Therefore, […]
April 4, 2019

Key Takeaways of Xi Jinping’s European Tour 2019

The first foreign overseas visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2019 started with visiting Italy, Monaco, and France on March 21-26, 2019. During the tour, he visited five European cities, such as Rome, Palermo, Monaco, Nice and Paris, attended over 40 events and met with the leadership of those […]
March 21, 2019

India-Pakistan Relations amid the Conflict in Kashmir

The air skirmishes in Kashmir, which occurred in mid-February and early March 2019 attracted global attention, as India and Pakistan faced the risk of the incident flaring up into a full-scale war. Even though it is early to speak about the implications of this conflict due to the end of […]
February 26, 2019

Digital Agenda of the Eurasian Economic Union

The digitization of economy, or the fourth industrial revolution, has transformed all aspects of life by creating new opportunities that drive innovation and economic growth. According to the research done by Huawei, the world’s digital economy is worth $11.5 trillion, equivalent to 15.5% of the global GDP, which has almost […]
February 26, 2019

President Mirziyoyev’s Pivot to Central Asian Cooperation: Progress Made over Two Years

Uzbekistan, which shares common borders with all the Central Asian states and Afghanistan, has become a key trendsetter in the region during the past two years. Shavkat Mirziyoyev, who came to power after the death of the country’s first president, Islam Karimov, in August 2016 and won the election in […]
January 15, 2019

India’s 2019 Elections: What to Expect?

In April-May 2019, India, the world’s largest democracy, will experience its 17th national elections, thus midway through the pre-election race it would be interesting to overview the ongoing competition of the major parties and expectations of the electorate. Given that India, with more than 815 million people eligible to vote, represents […]
December 26, 2018

China Factor in Recent South Asian Politics

During the past few months, the South Asian region, home to one fourth of the global population and one of the least economically integrated regions in the world, faced several political and economic challenges that may have long-term consequences. One of the important factors in shaping both internal and external […]
November 19, 2018

India’s Interest in Central Asia: New Trends

In recent years, India’s relations with the Central Asian states that date back to antiquity have acquired strategic significance. At present, Delhi considers Central Asia as an “extended neighborhood” and promotes its interests in the region based on deep cultural and promising commercial linkages. Relying upon the Soviet-time strategic arrangement, […]
November 17, 2018

Rogun Hydropower Plant in Action: The First Unit is Commissioned

With Tajik President Rahmon’s words “Rogun will be the pride of every citizen of our country now and in the future, it will be the source of patriotism and dedication, as well as warm feelings and honor of the Tajik nation!”, the solemn ceremony of launching the first power generation […]